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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Year (A/W/Sp) 2019-2020 01/15/2019 01/16/2019 TBA TBA
Autumn Semester 2019 01/15/2019 01/16/2019 TBA TBA
SpringSemester(W/Sp) 2020 01/15/2019 01/16/2019 TBA TBA
Program Information:
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  Location   Beijing, China
  Autumn Semester / Academic Year
  Spring Semester
  Credits   20-24 UW credits per semester
  Eligibility   Completion of 1.5 years of study at UW 
  ***Please note that beginning spring 2019 international students from  China are not eligible to participate in this exchange per Tsinghua University's rules.***
  Language  Chinese 303 recommended
  Adviser   Shannon Quinn |
  Jan. 15 (Autumn Semester and Academic Year)
  Spring Semester priority deadline
  May 15 (Spring Semester)
  General Students will study at Tsinghua for one to two semesters. There several English-taught courses open to exchange students but many of these are at the graduate level. Chinese Language courses are also offered to help basic Chinese learning. There is both a university-level exchange and a department/school-level exchange. Students can also take major-related courses or do research under the supervision of professors.
  Where You Will Study
  Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
  Application Process
  Program Evaluations


Where You Will Study

Established in 1911, Tsingua University offers 55 departments and a student population of 43,000, including over 2,000 international students.  Located in the third largest city in the world, as one of China's most renowned universities students at Tsinghua will have access to quality research and learning facilities and educators in all disciplines.  At present, the university has departments and faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education and art.

The educational philosophy of Tsinghua is to "train students with integrity." As one of China’s most renowned universities, Tsinghua has become an important institution for fostering talent and scientific research. With the motto of “Self-Discipline and Social Commitment” and the spirit of “Actions Speak Louder than Words”, Tsinghua University is dedicated to the well-being of Chinese society and to world development.


Students participating in Tsinghua's general exchange will have the option to study for either one semester or for the academic year.  Students have access to courses taught in English, but many are at the graduate level. A Chinese language learning course is offered, though the intensive Chinese language program is not part of the exchange agreement. In addition, students wanting to do research can do so under the guidance of a professor at Tsinghua.

Note: A portfolio of 6 photographic design artworks is required for applications to the School of Arts and Design.

Current/Previous Courses in English

If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.

For more information on how these courses will appear on your UW transcript, please visit: credits for exchanges



Tsinghua University offers three different types of on-campus dormitory rooms to international students: Single Room (Private bathroom/toilet), AB Room (Shared bathroom/toilet), and Double Room (Public bathroom and toilet). Included with each room are bedclothes, color TV, air-conditioning, telephone, internet access and furniture. The dormitory prices are RMB 80/day•bed for single rooms and AB rooms, and RMB 40/day•bed for double rooms.

The exchange students under university-level agreements/MOU may choose to live on-campus or off-campus. Online reservation for on-campus dormitories within a predetermined time is required. For any technical problems that may arise, please contact your exchange program through or 8610-6277-3076 directly. Off-campus accommodation is not provided by Tsinghua University, students wanting off campus housing must find it on their own.

Further Housing Information


Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

As a participant of a university exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange fees are determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. The exchange fee and IPE administrative fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.

For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.

For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances.

Tsinghua Scholarship Information


Application Process

To apply for this exchange, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.

University exchanges may also require completion of a secondary application specific to the host institution. Instructions about this process will be provided to you by your study abroad advisor following your selection for the exchange.

See Applications and Recommendations for additional information about the application process and tips for recommendations.

See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.



Program Evaluations

After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences. 

To see past students' evaluations for the Tsinghua University Direct Exchange program, click on the link below.

There are currently no program evaluations for this program on file.

Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email